Land Restoration Training Programme

under the auspices of UNESCO

Six-Month Training Programme

Short Courses


The fellows in Dimmuborgir with their guide, Daði Lange Friðriksson

GRÓ LRT fellows visit restorations projects in the North of Iceland

Last week, the GRÓ LRT fellows went on a four-day excursion to Northern Iceland where they visited restoration sites and learned about how land conditions have been improved with innovative approaches.

Beatrice Dossah, GRÓ LRT scholarship recipient, graduates from University of Iceland

Beatrice Dossah from Ghana and a former GRÓ LRT fellow (2017), graduated in June with an MSc in Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland. After completing her six-month training in Iceland, she was accepted to a master's programme in Environment and Natural Resources, at the University of Iceland, in 2019 and granted a GRÓ LRT scholarship for post-graduate studies in Iceland.

Field excursion with climate change focus

This week GRÓ LRT fellows went on a three-day excursion to the south and southeast of Iceland. The focus was on climate change and its effects on ecosystems and societies. The fellows visited Visitor Centres of the Vatnajökull National Park and learned about the parks natural and cultural heritage. They walked up to the Skaftafellsjökull outlet glacier and observed how the glacier has retreated for last 100 years and how the rate of retreat and thinning has increased in the last decades.
Ms Jónsdóttir and Mr Ólafsson with GRÓ LRT fellows and Director

Visit from GRÓ International Centre

GRÓ LRT welcomed today Ms Nína Björk Jónsdóttir, the new Director General for GRÓ, and Mr Jón Karl Helgason, the chairman of the GRÓ Governing Board, to Keldnaholt campus.
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UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. GRÓ LRT is an official Supporting Partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. 

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